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  Current    Liberally Stephanie Miller    News/Business.   
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    November 19, 2012
    6:00 - 9:00am PST  

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♪ eric boehlert from media matters to cohost right-wing world and representative adam schiff who was at the general petraeus hearings on friday will join us as well. it is hour number two. jacki, does mitt romney have a new excuse this hour for why he lost? >> not that i've seen so far. >> stephanie: no? keep us apprised of all of the breaking whiny news. >> i've had enough too. i'm in favor of not talking about him anymore. >> stephanie: i'm with bill maher on that. i love that. that was my favorite. they asked the wrong questions at the republican debates. that's what the real problem was. >> enough. but as i've said, i'm more than
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happy to let them spend money and resources to figure out what went wrong. >> stephanie: please. spend all of your money on that. >> ann: stop it! >> stephanie: jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. violence continuing today between israeli forces and hamas as shelling and air strikes have killed more than 90 people in the gaza strip. israeli military forces say they've hit some 80 terrorist sites throughout the territory. two rockets exploded over tel aviv yesterday. israel's anti-missile system stopped them in mid air. but in israel, three people have been killed and another 68 reported wounded. world leaders are hoping to be able to bring an end to the violence through diplomacy. so far israel is threatening to deploy ground troops into gaza. if that can't be done, senator john mccain suggested sunday the u.s. send president bill clinton to help freshet peace since he has hands-on experience in the middle east. so far the u.n. secretary general, the french foreign minister and israeli
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representatives are trying to come to a resolution along with egyptian negotiators in cairo. hamas is saying that israel can stop the fighting simply by agreeing to hamas' demands. they're claiming israel is begging for a truce. a claim that israel vehemently denies. in other lighter news this morning, let's turn back to u.s. political news where representative alan west is still buried in denial. he won his bid for a recount of early ballots in st. lucie county but he is still losing when it comes to keeping his congressional seat in florida's district 18. in fact, democratic patrick murphy picked up some 300 more votes over the weekend bringing his total to about 2,000. west is still refusing to concede the election saying that he plans to review the result and additional data in order to decide how to move forward. murphy has claimed victory and it is very clear that west is probably all done. we're back with more steph after the break.
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these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> i got an e-mail from a grammar nazi telling me to tell you that it is -- romney didn't get less votes -- fewer than obama. he got fewer votes. >> stephanie: you know who he also got fewer votes than? john mccain. about two million. the guy that lost in the last landslide. there's a little fun fact for you.
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he is a loser. how about that? >> that works perfectly. any iteration. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. stephaniemiller.com the web site. it is my favorite time of week. it's monday! eric boehlert from media matters from america doing the lord's work as usual. >> eric boehlert. ♪ hurts so good ♪ ♪ come on, baby ♪ >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. i don't know what that means. eric boehlert from media matters. good morning, eric boehlert. i got. >> thanksgiving gift i'm going to send to you. it is the screen shot of the year. picture of bill o'reilly. there are entire media operations that exist to promote ideology. it think is a bad situation that's getting worse. the headline is the far left running wild. it is not about fox news. >> no! >> stephanie: can you imagine such a thing eric?
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>> who would want to be associated with some sort of organization that's driven by ideology and dividing the country? poor bill o'reilly has been lost since the election. cheering romney's gift comments. he's on this push that voters really are the sort of lazy moochers and you know, they get the government they deserve. increasingly bitter. >> stephanie: i love your tweet. paging fox news, hash tag benghazi. gallup news, obama's best rating in years. >> amazing. >> i was just thinking this morning, they have taken what is an important issue clearly anú important issue ambassador is killed. americans died. certainly outstanding questions to be answered about the security of the consulate and what happened and they've taken this important serious issue and turned it into this joke. they've turned it into same with
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fast and furious and important questions about this gun program and turned it into this joke. and they just scream it over and over to the point where nobody is going to care about anything. in the end nobody cared about fast and furious and in the end i'm afraid that no one is going to care about what happened to benghazi because they've turned it into this partisan joke and this entire scandal in the last couple of days, has been reduced to word choice for the intelligence talking points that were given to the white house immediate aftermath. they want a watergate style investigation to determine who picked the words for that memo. it is amazing. >> stephanie: i know. as usual i've been quoting you all morning as i do. it proves the network won't change. it points to a larger problem for the republican party. you say in the wake of romney's loss last week, conservative voices raise concerns about the
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state of right wing press and how the conservative entertainment complex as writer david fromme called it has fleece and exploited followers by purposely misinforming them about the issues of the day. but anyway, quote steve schmitt who lamented how much the power and influence of the g.o.p. noise machine has over republican leadership. it is a big issue for them. >> it is. it is almost impossible for them to divorce themselves from the right wing media. we heard more criticism of mitt romney particularly the republican governor's association going after him for the gift comments he made which was sort of another version of the 47% comment. they're saying you can't talk to voters that way. noy, jindal from -- you know,endle from louisiana saying this is what the republican party has to get away from. who practically authored the 47% comments? who cheered romney's gift
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comments? fox news, rush limbaugh. they love this stuff. i wrote about it during the campaign. you know. republican operatives who run campaigns for a living and know or think they know how to win independent voters look at fox news and say you are killing us. you are driving the party into the ground. you can't -- you can't do blunt. you can't win national elections or statewide elections and follow the fox news formula because it turns so many people off. next four years, that's what they're going to having to grapple with. >> stephanie: you get to the crux of it. o'reilly hannity they're drawing seven and eight figure salaries. you think they're going to change fox news so the g.o.p. can better communicate with independents and pick up senate seats, think again. they answer to nielsen. obama's presidency has been good to the g.o.p. noise machines. bottom line, it is possible conservatives last week were only angered because they were
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the ones suckered about i the doom narrative pushed by the conservative press because fox kept its viewers wrapped in a gauzy bubble about a country that lost regard for its president. so you know, when the reality turned out to be the opposite, as you said, this screen shot summed it up perfectly on rush limbaugh's web site. everything except the poll points to a romney landslide. >> everything except the debt and everything except common sense. they were really upset that they were misled. they thought romney had it in the bag. obama was going to lose in a landslide so the question is not were they just yep sut base they were -- upset because they were misled by the election or are they genuinely upset about having a conservative movement that is chronically misinformed about -- as i wrote you know, the issues of the day. not just about polls. not just about campaigns. but about everything.
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and if that is -- if they understand that that's a long-term problem and you can't have a republican party that is purposely misinformed. and you know, you mentioned obama has been very good for the bottom line. for fox news and things like that. this is a classic example of how fox news has hijacked the conservative movement, republican party. they're not interested in getting people elected anymore. they're interested in their bottom line. >> stephanie: they want to feel better. people that watch. i told a story back during the bush years eric, it was a friend of a friend, i walked in, republican. she had fox news on in the house. somehow -- the run-up after iraq. she's like well, we found -- we found weapons of mass destruction in iraq and i was like what? no. turn off fox news. it is hard for me to believe on either side of the partisan divide you want to be completely misinformed.
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i guess there's big money in it for fox. >> it raises the question of why do people watch fox news? do they watch to be purposely misinformed? time and again they have been told that this -- you know, solyndra, fast and furious and benghazi and obama's losing the election. you know, it is sort of like charlie brown and lucy. how many times do they realize that nothing that they're watching on fox is accurate? i don't think there is a time. i think that's why they watch fox news to be purposely and chronically misinformed. i don't think there's ever going to be an ah-ha moment. there would have been two or three years ago. so it is this very weird -- it is not the normal relationship that news consumers have with the news organization. where they're interested in the truth or maybe you know, a little rose glass view, a little partisan -- to make them feel better. this is just a total alternate
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universe that they want to live in. >> stephanie: you know what i thought summed it up, one romney supporter, when it was -- the minute it was announced in his -- whatever, headquarters that he lost, this woman just was shocked. she said what? how could anybody have voted for him for president obama. because not everybody watches fox news. that's what i mean. like you said, it is an alternate reality. let's dive into the alternate reality. >> the other thing that i love about that press conference is how president obama uses personal faux outrage to blunt criticism when ed henry asks the question about susan rice. it was more -- not an attack on her. it was an attack on him. he felt as though how dare you -- how dare you do this. it seemed a bit condescending. >> it was exactly the opposite. >> exactly. it had nothing to do with him. obama was asking the very plain
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question. why are they going after susan rice? why are they going after the u.n. ambassador? this benghazi controversy this watergate-style scandal, you know, revolves around what did someone say on tv six weeks ago? and the other thing the other argument that drove me crazy in the right wing media that was pushed on fox and other places was that obama was defending susan rice because he felt like people were picking on women. that's not a very modern view on equality. of course, nothing he said in that press conference ever had anything -- anything to do with -- >> the buck stops here. >> he said it more than once. >> stephanie: you know what is sexist is having to bring kelly ayotte to your press conference so you don't look like -- >> we've got a chick. >> it was very enlightening in
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that obama one of the few times he has pushed back hard on any topic really in a personal way and you know, the fox news and the right wing media went bonkers. they claimed he flew off the handle. he was an angry black man or engaging in sexism or the gut -- they reverse it and claim he's a narcissist. they don't know what to make of him when he fights back. >> stephanie: there's one thing i enjoy more than newt gingrich discussing pa pa tray' -- petraeus' infidelity -- >> malfeasance have been in this administration. i work for a president who every morning at 8:00, he got a briefing. it took him a total of 45 minutes to make a decision to take down the aircraft that was escaping with the terrorists who hijacked. i know what it is like to work for a president who pays attention. that's not what this administration is, sean.
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this event would not have transpired as it did. the cover-up would have been unnecessary and you might as well have saved four american lives and a diplomatic mission. >> stephanie: did the beirut bombing not happen on president bush's watch? >> i've been tweeting about it. it doesn't really get mentioned that much. you know the beirut embassy was bombed in april of '83 64 people dead. the beirut barracks was bombed october of '83. and 220 dead. and in an 18-month span, three attacks on the u.s. embassy or consulate or barracks in beirut. 330 people were killed. what was the national security response from the reagan administration? nothing. nothing. zero. weinberger was afraid because he didn't want to rile up the arab world and caspar weinberger
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begged reagan to move the marines out of the barracks. he said they were sitting ducks. reagan refused. 220 marines dead. if ollie north wants to go back and talk about reagan and wants to talk about attacks on the embassies and consulate, he ought to keep in mind over 300 people were killed in beirut. but he think the four people killed in benghazi is worse than watergate. >> on the plus side, we did this in the rhode islands. >> 48 hours after the bombing. >> stephanie: maybe he would like to trade some arms. all right. 19 minutes after the hour. back with more eric boehlert on "the stephanie miller show." >> it's like a mensa meeting with fart jokes. it's "the stephanie miller show." smiles make more smiles. when the chocolate is hershey's.
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♪ want a little bit of ♪ >> stephanie miller ♪ and a little bit of ♪ >> stephanie miller. ♪ it's getting hot in here so take off all your clothes. >> stephanie: check check. >> that happened saturday night at the party. >> stephanie: took care of all of that. 24 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. come on now you all are mean. someone sent me an ecard i hope the treatments over obama's loss will be covered under obamacare. [ applause ] okay. >> after thanksgiving, after the relatives -- fox news aunt and uncle. >> stephanie: there will be a lot of awkward thanksgivings. bill o'reilly as we continue.
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>> i did an analysis pretty much saying the same thing. i think that's what mitt romney -- by the way, to put into context, he was speaking to campaign donors. he was explaining look, he gave me all of this money. one of the reasons i didn't win was i couldn't overcome the entitlement society. that was my analysis as well. when you get tremendous amount of money flowing out of washington into certain hands that -- the hands receiving that money -- are not going to want it to stop. so therefore they're going to -- which they did income under $30,000 overwhelmingly broke for barack obama. >> stephanie: keep going. keep digging right eric? >> yeah. one of the things that makes no sense about that is so social security medicare, all right. some of the most money flowing out of washington. what demographic did obama not do well with at all?
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the 65 and older vote. so right there the whole thing collapses. senior citizens are getting probably as much money from the government as anyone. they didn't vote for barack obama. what happened to this whole -- >> stephanie: mitt romney is the gift that keeps on giving. did you see that newt gingrich called his comments nuts. but then he went on to say asian people voted for him more than latinos. they don't want gifts. so you're saying blacks and latinos don't but asians are hard working. they don't want gifts. >> oh, god. >> and election night o'reilly included women. women, blacks, latinos. >> stephanie: the sluts like the free birth control pills. ben stein and greg gutfeld. >> we need the revenue. >> you're communist. >> stephanie: wow. i was going to say -- wow. the republican party hasn't
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moved too far right. ben stein is a communist. >> he was giving away his own money so obviously he's a communist. >> ben stein and then bill crystal over the weekend saying hey, i don't think the tea party will mind if millionaires pay an extra 1%. why are we leveraging -- >> stephanie: wait a minute. you're a psychic. >> you're previewing what we have coming up. >> stephanie: here's bill crystal. >> there will be a deal by december 31st, i believe. i believe republicans will yield a bit on top rates. president obama ran twice on this platform and he won last i looked. the tea party guys don't care that much if a few millionaires pay a few percent more honestly. >> i think they do. >> stephanie: are they going to be disinvited from fox news? ben stein and bill crystal? >> i don't know but it certainly shows you how far the tea party has fallen. bill crystal might claim that but you know, the entire -- you know reason for -- to be created a was to top obamacare
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which did not happen and b, to make sure, you know, rich people never have to pay more taxes which is not going to happen either. even bill crystal now is saying sort of lip service to the tea party to even include them. they're just not a factor. nothing that they stood for has come to fruition. >> stephanie: we end with a heaping helping of limbaugh. >> hostess failing is a great opportunity to blame republicans for it. the democrats are taking a long view here. they're playing the long game. the long game is wiping out the republican party. not saving 18,000 measesly jobs -- measly jobs. those people will get 99 weeks of unemployment compensation, they'll get food stamps, hold on to their phones and tv sets. they'll eat. obama will take care of them. in the meantime, he gets to blame romney. bain capital and the republicans for the fact that the company has failed. >> stephanie: i can understand his grief at the loss -- [ laughter ]
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>> no more ho hos? >> they tried to blame the unions. did you see this? when they were filing for bankruptcy they tripled the ceo's pays by as much as 80%. think it was mismanaged? >> a obama hasn't said anything about it. legislators wasn't said anything about this. they're not using this for political gain. b, who ran hostess into the ground? a couple of hedge fund companies third bankruptcy. this was a company that had $2 billion worth of sales last year one of the most iconic brands in american history. >> stephanie: out of team. this version of right-wing world brought to you by ding-dongs. happy thanksgiving. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i was calling in. very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> they sit around in their underwear and fornicating in the stairwell. >> sounds like fun to me. >> stephanie: boston was fun. 34 minutes past the hour. >> the wilbur theatre stairwell will never be the same. >> stephanie: yikes. >> stephanie miller. >> i'm not responsible for any damage done to your vehicle. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." gas station, what do you call it? the sign thing. right. >> [ whatever! ] >> it said romney stickers removed for free. i love those pesky stickers. jim, who said on friday the general completely debunked the idea there was some politicization of the process. who said that? >> dr. phil. >> stephanie: representative adam schiff from burbank. from right there in burbank. hello.
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good morning representative adam schiff. i can see you. >> good morning. how are you? >> stephanie: i'm good, stir, how are you? >> good. >> stephanie: i was saying, we heard obviously what happened friday when general petraeus testified. i thought okay is john mccain going to apologize to susan rice and can we move on as a country. i guess the answer's no. >> well, no. apparently not. i think the general was very clear. there was no politicization of the talking points, white house interference, none of the conspiracy theories that have been spun have the least bit of evidence to support them and i wish we could move on and put our focus where it should be on finding those responsible and bringing this emto justice. -- them to justice. >> stephanie: we've been talking about this all morning representative. we were talking in particular after the bombing when reagan was in, you just have to think back to a time where we didn't politicize that. i don't remember people attacking riggan personally. >> we looked at that as a tragedy.
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>> i think that's exactly right. and we've come -- unfortunately far field from the days when politics stopped at the water's edge. they just get warmed up now. >> stephanie: i'm going -- apparently you missed the controversy that apparently the white house did change a word from consulate to -- [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] something. >> diplomatic post. >> ah-ha! >> stephanie: it is like somebody said the election is over. they're still trying to play gotcha politics. what is going on, do you think? >> i hoped this would end when the election came and went and we could move on and do other things. but there are some who can't let this go and are determined to cling to this tired exhausted unsubstantiated conspiracy theory. you would have to believe that general petraeus and clapper and the director of the c.i.a. and the grand conspiracy to do what?
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>> stephanie: which involved eric cantor apparently. it is quite elaborate isn't it? >> it is. i think it is so unjust to criticize our u.n. ambassador who has done an extraordinary job. marshaled the most biting sanctions against iran in history. for relying on what the intelligence community said was their best assessment of the situation. if she had departed from that, if she had speculated on her own about who was involved, then she would have been open to real criticism. would have been attacked for deviating from what the intelligence committee told her. >> stephanie: general petraeus said what was in there was in there because you don't want to tip off terrorist groups. it was classified, some of the information. >> exactly. >> stephanie: maybe i'm missing something representative. what is the controversy? why -- and then general petraeus, as we know, is a republican appointed by a republican president and has
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been a hero to the right. john mccain doesn't believe him? i don't understand. >> it is very unclear. the whole theory i have hard to wrap your head around. they seem to be pointed to the fact that general petraeus said that he felt it was terrorism from the beginning. well when you're firing mortars and rpgs at the american diplomatic post, yes that's terrorism. the question though is who was responsible? what terrorists? should we have seen it coming? how much of it was preplanned? and those are questions that we're still investigating and while people are quick to point out in the g.o.p. that general petraeus says he knew it was terrorism from the beginning they forget that the general also thought there was a protest there that preceded the attack on the diplomatic post. so they're being very selective in what they say the general was assured of in the beginning because on the point of the demonstrations, the general and the rest of the intelligence community was wrong. >> stephanie: right.
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representative, you're on the house intelligence committee. there were what? 20 intelligence reports, many of them mentioned didn't they, that some of the attackers said it was in protest of the video or the other protests going on in cairo didn't they? >> there were many conflicting intelligence streams coming in which took time for the community to sort out and yes absolutely. some of them very plainly stated or suggested there were demonstrations going on. this is why it was so hard to unravel. it is not as if the intelligence community reached that conclusion out of thin air. it now turns out that they were wrong about that point. but they told us at the time that this assessment may and likely will change as we get better information. here we were members of congress, hungry for any insights they could give us. and we didn't seem to pay attention to the warnings they gave us that this information is very tenuous. and you know, i feel -- >> stephanie: jim was saying in the middle, it is like in the middle of a criminal
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investigation announcing who you think did it and where they live. you don't do that. you don't tip people off when something is on-going, right? >> that's right. there will be some real adverse consequences to the politicization of this whole thing. number one the intelligence community is never going to want to share an initial assessment with us again and in those early hours and days after an attack, we want to know as much as they can tell us and now you can imagine how shy they will be in sharing any initial information and second, you know, they've been so castigated over these talking points, it's quite clear they never want to give us unclassified statements again. and that too is a disservice because in the wake of a tragedy, if we don't know what we can properly say to the public, then there is a risk that inadvertently people say things they shouldn't. so we're already -- all of the casualties. probably the biggest one is we've taken our eyes off the bad
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guys who committed the heinous acts. >> stephanie: right. representative, one of your colleagues representative -- roughers burger said this -- >> yeah. >> he was very sorry that this incident occurred and that anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with his -- the way he handled benghazi. >> stephanie: this is the problem is that as we've talked about, we have a place called fox news that is sort of like this right wing -- i don't know what did david fromme call if, entertainment complex that seems to be out of touch with the facts. they're actively trafficking conspiracy theories over there. the affair is somehow connected to the cover-up and his personal thing was somehow orchestrated to keep him in line. how far down this rabbit hole are we going? >> i don't know. to begin with, i find the whole overramping theory a little bewildering. the administration wanted to downplay the terrorism part of this because it was inconsistent
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with the -- we've been successful going after al-qaeda narrative. the problem with that, of course, is if the administration had focused on the terrorism aspect and risked disclosing classified information et cetera, it would have then been accused of playing the terrorism card, an effort to get the president to rally around. >> stephanie: how does that jive with the president saying the next day act of terror. >> exactly. we're playing over in a congress the whole debate he had with mitt romney over when it was called terrorism and what the significance of that was. but you would hope that that would have ended with a campaign but it has lived on. >> stephanie: the problem like you say, it is -- he called it an act of terror. a, he won't give us more information because it is going to tip off terrorist groups. b, because we didn't know all of the information yet. >> the reality is we still don't know all of the information. we're still working on this. there are still a lot of unanswered questions. i'm just glad that the pickering
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commission is doing their work to address the security issues. they'll come up with -- i think some good, credible insights into what happened in terms of the security there and what changes we need to make. these suggestions that we form a watergate-style committee in the congress, that would just be a -- an unmitigated nightmare of partisan wrangling considering what's going on already. >> john mccain may want to attend the briefings instead of having a press conference then he might have more information. >> i suspect we'll get a lot over the next four years. anything to justify impeaching obama. they're going to dig up all kinds of nonsense. >> stephanie: somebody on fox news, representative said if the president lied blah, blah, blah. wait what how are you getting to that premise? >> people quite recklessly just drop whatever allegation they want without any substance. first, the allegation was that the white house deliberately changed the talking points to do
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x, y or z. that's not the case. then a suggestion made this sunday that the president knew about the petraeus affair months ago. without any basis for it. and it is just reckless in my view. >> stephanie: are we going over the fiscal cliff? do we need to get helmets? >> no. we're not going to go over the cliff. that would be -- >> thelma and louise. >> political malpractice of the worst variety. you know i just hope that we do more than kick the can down the road. it sounds like we will have a downpayment on the deficit and debt. but i hope we can do more than that and actually resolve some of the fiscal issues instead of just agreeing to agree later. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. how many -- how many temporary fixes can we do? representative adam schiff, thank you for the update from your fancy committee. >> if you need anymore of those potholes around burbank fixed let me know. >> stephanie: got a whole list. thank you, representative.
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there he goes. congressman adam schiff. right there. from right there. >> right there. >> stephanie: he's right there. 44 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >>ok, so there's wiggle room in >> that woman's about as supple as a rhinoceros horn on the back side. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>>oh really? >>"if you ever raise taxes on >>the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! [ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller ♪ i love ♪ >> stephanie miller ♪ set to boogie on the disco ♪ >> stephanie: is it wrong to say burma because i don't know how to pronounce --
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>> myanmar. >> it is wrong. >> stephanie: where the president is. >> there's no such thing as myanmar -- >> stephanie: i'm just saying -- >> myanmar. >> stephanie: pictures of the american president. people with happy faces we love you mr. president. stuffed animals. [ applause ] >> do you want to hear what -- >> stephanie: george bush shoes. >> want to hear what president obama said in asia? myanmar. how hard is that? >> stephanie: i think jacki schechner had to use siri this morning. >> it is mar and i not me and mar. >> me and bill maher. >> obama: the united states is and always will be a pacific nation as the fastest-growing region in the world, the asia pacific will shape so much of our security and prosperity in the century ahead and it is critical to creating jobs and opportunity for the american
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people. >> stephanie: yeah! >> president doing some presidenting. [ applause ] >> he's trying to cover up for the whole scandal. >> stephanie: right. that's why he's over there. we're just repeating what skeeter said. by the way julie writes steph right wing morons have something to suck on. most of the world calls burma -- >> myanmar. >> about 20 years now. >> stephanie: he's supposed to call it burma. omg. president obama calls burma myanmar as diplomatic courtesy. oh, it is an apology tour, see? >> yeah, why is there a problem? >> if that's the case, we should call israel palestine. >> stephanie: in case you haven't noticed, he's black. >> zaire is something new now. do we still have to call it
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zaire? >> stephanie: seriously. they're so small ball at this point. >> on my globe it says burma from 1952. but that's not the point! >> stephanie: okay. i told you, that was the only change the white house made to the c.i.a. -- whatever, the intelligence report was that it was a consulate not a -- whatever. suddenly like oh, see! the white house changed -- yes because either it is not -- necessarily an embassy. sometimes it is a consulate. whatever. >> you know, maine was once northern massachusetts. if you call it maine you're incorrect. >> stephanie: by the way after just talking to representative schiff, you know, reading the "l.a. times" piece on the extent of al-qaeda's involvement remains in dispute. that's why this is an on-going investigation. the ties between the militants who attacked the mission and the north african affiliate are
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remote. they're describing it as attacked by al-qaeda. this is just to be political. it is just like -- they don't care what the truth is and protecting americans. they care about making the president look bad. >> if you want to go back to the beginnings of al-qaeda, we helped create it to kick the soviets out of afghanistan. osama bin laden was our guy at the time. >> istanbul was -- >> what? >> stephanie: okay, fine. >> how dare he call that muslim name. >> it should be waiting in istanbul. that's a song. >> stephanie: now you have all of the latest on the benghazi scandal. on "the stephanie miller show." on the steph show. ♪ ♪ as the show flies ♪ ♪ cold and gray burbank morning
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stories born on the the steph show ♪ ♪ and so mama cries ♪ ♪ because there's one thing that she don't need, it's another squeezy fantasy on the steph show ♪ ♪ people don't you understand ♪ ♪ he'll grow hair if we don't stop some day ♪ ♪ it takes a look ♪ ♪ go blind, you see ♪ ♪ do we just look the other way ♪ ♪ on the steph show ♪ ♪ on the steph show ♪ ♪ on the steph show ♪ >> stephanie: wow, we were partying and rocky mountain mike
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was in the studio all weekend. mary in ann arbor. they were in the studio. >> right next to an francisco. >> stephanie: oh, boy. >> myanmar. it is not your enmar. hi christine. >> caller: hi, i had two comments actually. i saw scott walker on tv today. he was so busted making -- selling america out. my main thing i wanted to say is i like watching fox news. i watch it every day but i watch it with my 9-year-old. i'm trying to teach him politics. he's scared lately. i told him the real terrorists are the fox news and he watch it with me and asks me questions. but i have to explain to him there's dumb politics. >> stephanie: i have to explain something to news busters, i didn't say the real terrorists were fox news. >> if you're 10, you're confused because you see this on tv, you
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know. i want to let fox news -- let them know they're scaring my 9-year-old. benghazi gait, i had to explain that was started by geraldo and martha mccallum. >> stephanie: making baby jesus cry and scaring children everywhere. >> benghazi is in al capone's vault. >> that's a real war on christmas. >> stephanie: nancy in buffalo. hi nancy. >> caller: hi, stephanie. can i say hi to eric and chris and jim? well, i believe that media matters and that's why i'm calling with this question. i want to know why aren't the democrats saying that obama's plan extends the bush tax cuts for everyone and that only the income over $250,000 would not get the tax cut? in other words, people who make more than $250,000 still will be
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getting the tax cut on their first two -- >> stephanie: exactly. >> caller: why aren't they putting this out in the media? >> it should be clear to everyone. they try pretending but it is this onerous burtd. >> stephanie: someone tried to ask nancy pelosi. isn't there a way that we cannot sort of close loopholes and not raise taxes on the rich. she's like no! no! there is not enough revenue there. bush tax cuts are done! >> they were supposed to expire two years ago. they were meant to expire. it was written -- >> stephanie: tom in pennsylvania. hello, tom. >> hey steph. how you doing? welcome from the northernmost county of alabama. look, i don't mean to be dr. buzz kill but you know, these guys on fox and the entire right wing establishment they're really not a joke. i mean they -- we like to laugh
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at them and it is good fun to laugh at them. and you need to laugh at them in a way but as a historian which is how i was trained they really remind me of how nazi, germany got started. >> stephanie: you beat jim to that this morning. >> caller: no. anyway i could duplicate his version of -- but it really bothers me when i look at these people who make up news. >> stephanie: yep. exactly. by the way someone was calling him to say -- did we miss what he was saying. >> you're on the radio! >> stephanie: that's probably a good point there. okay 58 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: come on, jacki schechner, fess up. have you been on dictionary.com this morning for the president's overseas trip? >> you know siri is useless and hates me. >> it can't pronounce my last name correctly. >> i hate you bitch. >> there is nothing that siri has to offer me. >> stephanie: i think dictionary.com backs me up on john boehner. >> there are pronunciations i've had to look up. i don't know everything off the top of my head. >> she knows how to pronounce myanmar. >> i know how to use the googles, too.
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>> stephanie: all right. here she is with all of her fancy, highfalutin words. >> paul ryan lost on the national ticket but won back his seat in congress. he will be back at the table of negotiations continuing over tax increases and spending cuts. paul ryan will continue to head up the house budget committee and john boehner expects him to help as the two parties try to come to a compromise that would stave off the fiscal cliff generate revenue and reduce the deficit. the hope is that ryan can help bring around fellow conservatives. as senator patty murray points out to the "new york times," ryan will have to be willing to listen and compromise if he's going to stick to his former budget proposals, it will be a long winter. americans just voted against paul's vision for our nation. paul ryan's vision for our nation. house minority leader nancy pelosi is optimistic that democrats and republicans can come to some sort of compromise by mid december. but on abc's this week, she also
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made it clear that a deal has to do more than just close tax loopholes. it has to raise revenue by raising taxes on top earners. >> just to close loopholes is far too little money. if it is going to bring in revenue, the president has been very clear. that the higher income people have to pay their fair share. >> that's what they like to see. democrats holding strong. two turkeys are going to head from virginia to d.c. today. where one is going to get the official presidential pardon on wednesday. craig and nancy miller raised the birds in harrisonburg. they bring two just in case one gets sick along the way. get this. the ap reports they'll spend two nights at the w hotel before wednesday's ceremony and then they're going to be retired at mount vernon. not a bad stay in d.c. we're back with more after the break.
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>>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. do you share the sense of outrage that they're doing this, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walk on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. six minutes after the hour. happy thanksgiving week. 1-800-steph-12. the phone number toll free from anywhere. stephaniemiller.com the web site. you can e-mail us all there chris, jim or me. like juan did. steph, i like listening to your show during my drive to work. i stopped listening to my iron
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maiden cds to listen to you. what is wrong with me? >> stephanie: you can head bang to our show. that's awesome. right wing has been exploding left and right. obama approval rating spike after election. a number of post-election polls suggest the president's more popular than ever. "usa today" gallup survey, 58% of americans have a favorable view of the president. the public's view of democrats also positive in the wake of a largely successful election for the party. 51% of those have a favorable impression of the party. 50% have an unfavorable opinion of the g.o.p. although gallup notes that americans have been negative on ballots since late 2005. rasmussen, the right wing poll -- even showed obama's approval rating reaching up. >> obama taking a phone call.
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southern states want to see you again. no i'm not going to call for civil war two. as soon as they repay the national debt. oh, really, they're broke? tell them to shut the hell up. >> stephanie: the president's going mitt. he said barack? he said i prefer mr. president. [ laughter ] all right. we've been documenting the best right wing freakouts over the president's re-election. how about this guy? man behind alabama secession petition mad about losing his carwash. meet derek belcher. >> really? >> stephanie: a 45-year-old from alabama -- chunk chill la -- chunchula. >> no, they don't pronounce it with that kind of accent. that's for damn sure. >> stephanie: he's a truck
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driver, knife collector. >> is that a hyphenate? >> wow. >> his house is the cab of his truck. he must keep that collection in the cab of his truck. >> oh, god. don't stop too suddenly. >> stephanie: that's probably where -- >> stabbing him in the back when he slams on the brakes. >> stephanie: my jackknife. all right. okay. so anyway, he is so upset with the government. he's petitions for alabama to secede from the united states. >> good luck with that. >> he said if you look at a map of the red states, we produce all the food. we're the ones carrying the rest of the nation. >> no. you're the one sucking up all of the federal largesse. >> stephanie: okay, scooter. alabama enacted its anti-obscenity law providing
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buttocks to be shown for entertainment. skeeter, you moron, it is your state -- lost your topless carwash. not the federal government. >> all of the people, they couldn't get the letters lined up. >> if i'm not mistaken, alabama was also the state that passed a law where men could not appear in a turgid state in public. like even if they had pants on. >> stephanie: even if they're at a top the carwash? >> exactly. >> alabama is a turgid state. >> stephanie: wow, he's not that bright. he think it is obama's fault he lost his topless carwash when it is the state's rights people might want to give him a shout out. friday, he started the alabama
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secession petition in hopes his state will -- all right. you know what skeeter? gets better. >> they all just want free stuff. but you know, i know, we all know a skeeter. obama derangement syndrome reaches all segments of society. rich and poor. young and old. anyone can be a skeeter. >> live videos of nicki minaj mariah carey didn't do anything to stop him. >> they only have to remember three words. skeeter. >> it gets better. >> for those unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality, it gets better. >> can i get back on the yahoo comments now? >> please do your part by giving at your local skeeter key kiosk. >> obama has a marxist dog. >> a delusional mind is a terrible thing to waste.
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[ applause ] >> all right. >> as i've said, the comments on yahoo, the comment section entirely by yahoo! it turns out. >> stephanie: how about this guy. virginia republican official when obama goes to hell, he'll say this is bush's fault. bob fitzsimmons please and thank you. he posted on facebook when president barack obama goes to hell, he wrote he'll still be placing the blame on his predecessor, george w. bush. >> really? >> stephanie: he said when obama is 90 years old, he is going to say this is all bush's fault. in an e-mail, the facebook post was not about obama going to hell. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: it was about blame shifting. i don't see anything inappropriate about it. with you deciding the president is going to hell, there's nothing inappropriate about that? >> there's some awful awful
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people out there. >> stephanie: and in other skeeter news -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] arizona gun story refuses to sell guns to anyone who voted for obama. >> how do they prove that? >> they don't prove it. >> stephanie: making a point because as you know, the president's coming for your guns. >> they're just in public in a turgid state. >> stephanie: the president's coming for your guns. >> your brains are in a turgid state. >> stephanie: it brings me to settle down. need to go flat. a little nap. the owner of the southwest shooting authority apparently they're out there. >> they're the authority. >> in the southwest. >> in pinetop arizona is testing out a new business strategy banning anyone who voted for president obama. >> small problem with that. how do you prove who voted for whom. >> he's had a hard time. he announced his new policy
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saying if you voted for barack obama, your business is not welcome. a similar sign is posted on the front door of the shop. no shoes no shirt no, if you voted for barack obama. all right. okay. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: speaking of arizona, more bad news for them. ron barber, our buddy our pal has won a full term in arizona -- over martha mcsally. >> he was shot in the -- >> the whole thing. at safeway. >> stephanie: guess who's going to take a victory lap after his brilliant performance? reince priebus. >> reince priebus. >> he thinks he deserves another -- >> because i'm just so perfect. look what i did. >> so -- he lost seats in both the house and the senate and he lost the white house.
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>> because the muslim barbecue. >> stephanie: rnc chair reince priebus. >> reince priebus. >> stephanie: party officials. friday he will run for a second two-year term in january. in order to lock down support for most of the committee. he wrote i'm humbled by the rnc members who pledge their support and public endorsement for me to continue on as chairman so we can finish the job we started and continue to grow our party. [ wah wah ] >> grow the party? he lost his seat. >> stephanie: they're waiting for you. >> i'm all for it. hey, if you continue that kind of job go for it! knock yourself out, reince priebus. >> spectacular convention. >> good voter turnout. >> i think we should go with mitt romney again. >> orca spectacular success. get out the vote thing. good everything. good. perfect. clint eastwood, brilliant. he touted the effort calling it
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the strongest in history. made no mention of mitt romney's loss or the party's senate -- he told the senator the rnc planned to set up a special team to analyze what the obama team did well. here's a tip. one, won in a landslide. won. that's what he did. can save them a lot of money as a whole team. >> by the way tom hartman -- >> stephanie: what did he do well? everything. this group calls anonymous who looks as though they harpooned orca. >> stephanie: this was on -- who knows. but yeah, that would be it. >> that's a little hard to prove. >> i don't know. it is looking like they're -- >> or the republicans could have been completely incompetent when it comes to i. t. issues like they've demonstrated over and over. >> they weren't competent in 2004. >> stephanie: the romney transition web site looked spectacular. they put a lot of time for that. >> it was good for amercia.
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>> i think i blame it on incompetence. >> stephanie: allison in atlanta. >> caller: yes. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: hi, stephanie. you guys make me laugh for talking about skeeter. >> stephanie: poor skeeter. >> caller: i wanted to say -- why the republicans are still hopping on this benghazi thing is because during the election time, they were trying to discredit the president and get -- and make him lose votes. well, they end up looking like fools grandstanding and they're still trying to keep their reputation. he sounded stupid, sounding off about miss rice. >> stephanie: after petraeus' testimony, it shows how angry and bitter he is. he wasn't interested in hearing the truth. he just wants -- he's on a vendetta against the president because he's so bitter. bitter, party of one.
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by the time i was in third grade, i was very bitter. >> by the time i got to the fifth grade, i was very bitter. very very bitter. a bitter, bitter person. >> i love andrea martin. >> stephanie: me too. 18 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> it's a combination of low self-esteem, low blood sugar and mixing red wine with my dog's painkillers. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders deep clean for men. ♪ ♪ 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods.
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>>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> this is a vintage arizona state university shirt. it's the only college mascot. ♪ if you don't want to party then you should go home ♪ >> stephanie miller.
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>> don't do that. >> stephanie: 22 minutes after the hour. that was a par at-tay at mama's house. i have a question. who brought me pot. i've never smoked pot in my life. someone brought me a gift box of pot. i don't know who it was. >> i have a guess. >> i have a guess. >> stephanie: i know. okay. i have a guess too but i don't know. no card with it. >> are you asking us or the audience? >> stephanie: i'm asking -- >> who are you asking? >> stephanie: whoever is listening that was there. you know who you are. all right. >> call now. 1-800-steph-12. let us know if you brought pot. >> stephanie: was it your pot? okay. because seriously i've never smoked it. what? okay. all right. lot of funny people there. kathleen madigan rick overton.
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>> jason alexander. >> stephanie: jason alexander. lily tomlin. she came in after the power outage like a comedy legend ninja under the cover of night. >> she came in as hal and i were leaving. >> stephanie: hal sparks. comedy legend. >> went to his gig on melrose. >> stephanie: crosby stills who i'm going to marry. >> i don't think i saw him. >> crosby wasn't there. >> i left a little bit early. >> stephanie: mark hamill. a lot of people got drunk and pretended they had light savers. he's like yeah, i've never heard that. stop spitting on me. marsha clark was there. marcia clark is so cool. first party at my house somebody walked up to her. she said i can see you want to talk about the case. what do you want to know? >> he's done a lot of stuff since then. >> stephanie: she's a fabulous
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author now. i love her books. >> yes. >> stephanie: thanksgiving vacation. woo woo. >> great stuff lined up for thursday and friday. >> stephanie: i'm going to leave the house because we have more time. >> where are you going? >> stephanie: i'm going to go see book of mormon at the pantages. >> i'm fo -- tote jelly. s. >> theatre goer vomits from the balcony. last night's performance of grace, new broadway play -- an audience member -- was in the mezzanine and vomited over the balcony. into the prime orchestra -- ugh! >> if i'm going to the theatre i'm going tock in the top bal canny from now on. >> i don't think it reaches into the prime orchestra seats. >> stephanie: speaking of that by the way this is huge. huge. trump's steakhouse in las vegas
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shut down after 50 plus health violations. >> huge! >> huge health violations. >> stephanie: the trump international hotel in las vegas has a signature steakhouse. its signature making you -- >> from the balcony. >> on to the patrons below. >> they were housing a walk-in of mislabeled or inappropriately stored food. >> really classy food poisoning. >> maybe stop focusing on the birth certificate and get a health certificate. >> sounds just like that when you barf at trump's place. >> that explains his hair. >> stephanie: hi, dreanne. >> caller: i have a point to make. i'm over 65 years old. i have to tell you i'm a whole lot smarter than fox news. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: secondly, my grandma was a suffragette my mother was a union organizer and i was in
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the peace movement so i think that -- >> stephanie: i love their christmas show. oh, that's a rocket, not a suffragette. >> social security is an earned benefit. >> jacki schechner would like to point out it wasn't her that brought the pot just for the record. >> stephanie: so noted. is that her story? >> that's her story. >> funny she felt compelled to deny it. before anyone had accused her. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> hey, this is jacki with the news man. >> stephanie: celebrity made an announcement they're not gay. who said you were. oh okay. >> oh, god, who was that? >> stephanie: i don't remember. hash tag fishy. tara in california. hi tara. >> i'm a big fan. i downloaded the sexy liberal tour and i'm going to go see the
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next show next time you're in the bay area. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i have something to say about mccain and romney but first i want to thank you that you never make us listen to -- and give equal time to the dodos on the other side. i appreciate that. >> stephanie: we're anti-dodo. thank you. >> caller: i just wanted to say about mccain in my opinion he lost all credibility the day he accepted sarah palin as his vice presidential candidate. >> stephanie: can you believe he called susan rice not very bright? >> caller: wow. i wouldn't take his opinion on very much. both romney and mccain could have been serious threats if they had run moderates they used to be. >> stephanie: right. his comments about the gifts and then 47% comments before that, it goes to show you what the thing we were always the most afraid of. he's not a moderate.
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>> caller: no. he was faking it when he was pretending to be a moderate back in massachusetts. >> stephanie: yeah. think of how terrifying it would have been, a president romney. >> my goodness. >> he's like bruce willis. he doesn't know he's dead. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i see dead people. >> what's this red handle on the door? i don't understand. it wasn't here before. >> this door is not the right height. >> stephanie: all right. 29 minutes after the hour. we roll along on "the stephanie miller show." >>now let's get some real news. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective
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from an emmy winning insider. >>you couldn't say it any more powerfully than that. >> current tv, on the roll. (vo)followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. >>ah, thank you. >>it really is incredible. (vo)bill press and stephanie miller, current's morning news block. weekdays six to noon.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> we were actually looking for a cheap miller but you're a sexy little trash, the second you started shaking the guys would drop dead. >> stephanie: all those years. >> i realize that name is a rich joke area. but kush yourself, people. this isn't junior high. >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." my listeners helpers julie in seattle. one, do not announce on national radio hey, everybody i have illegal drugs at my house. that's probably a good -- however, roland googled it. it is medicinal marijuana. >> it had a label on it. the name of the pot. >> blackberry something -- >> and what it was for. >> insomnia and anxiety. >> somebody was trying to be a helper. >> it is illegal. >> stephanie: it is not in my house. i planted it in roland's suitcase so he will get arrested
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on the plane. just kidding. as far as i know. someone else pack your bag for you? yes. >> oh, god. oh no. >> stephanie: my prankster friend. [ laughter ] okay. i didn't do that. i'm kidding of course. >> so it is still in your house. >> stephanie: no, i'm not committing to anything. laugh -- [ laughter ] >> dog ate it. >> it is dangerous for dogs to eat. no more chee-tos in your house because the dog ate owl of the chee-tos after eating the pot. >> don't leave any chocolate around. >> stephanie: i had to bring t-bone his article of clothing back. jack in cincinnati. >> glad i wasn't there for that. >> stephanie: hi jack. >> how are you stephanie? >> stephanie: good sir. i was watching fox yesterday which i only watch fox because i like to watch comedy sometimes. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: they were talking about the benghazi and i kept
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saying what would these cats actually believe to change their mind? i got tired of it. when i flipped the channel the first thing i saw was a sound bite from a few good men. jack nicholson saying you can't handle the truth. it made me -- >> stephanie: chuckling warmly still. >> oh, dear. >> stephanie: maybe that's true. fox will continue their -- what do you call it? a lot of liberals keep tuning into fox news because it is -- they like watching the -- you know, the relentless spinning of what just happened. >> i only watch because you make me. >> stephanie: that's true. back in the real world senator carl levin democrat of michigan about general petraeus' testimony. >> we felt he has been a person who has provided great service to the united states and that the mistake he made was a personal mistake. it was not a public mistake. >> stephanie: by the way fox news.
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way down the conspiracy rathole about oh, you know, does the president control general petraeus' penis? is that the point? >> jill kelley made a couple of trips to the white house. did you see those? that's a little interesting. >> stephanie: that's not who was having the affair with petraeus. it was the other. >> paula broadwell. >> stephanie: that's a conspiracy theory. they knew about the affair and used it to blackmail him so he would tell the administration line on benghazi. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: they lost me somewhere. representative nancy pelosi. >> what happens in his life is not my business. what happens on the internet as i think -- is i think stupid. but there was a decision -- those are the decisions he made. i think he did something that wasn't good and he made the honorable decision to resign. >> stephanie: all right. so as we -- as we tiptoe up to the fiscal cliff the boehner --
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>> i believe that we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff right in front of us. >> stephanie: he's nipping on his birthday wine that the president gave him. the president gave him a fancy bottle of merlot, i'm told. he's a merlot man. >> i would take him for bourbon. >> stephanie: i think that merlot is a cover story. >> i don't think he says no to any kind of alcohol. >> the fiscal cliff. >> it is only bourbon that would make you want -- >> avert the fis medical cliff. -- the fiscal cliff. >> he doesn't say no to any alcohol. >> stephanie: i think he does a lot of drinking games with brown liquor. >> i believe we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff. >> stephanie: we're going to have fisticuffs. fiscal cliff. [ buzzer ] excuse me. >> i don't think he knows what that is. >> stephanie: you two can't go
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unsupervised. >> stephanie: gaby, in california you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> steph? i wanted to thank you. you got us such a great return on our money to this political campaign. i've been meaning to call you for two weeks. after adelson and all of the other contributors got poo for what they put forth every time you had a senate or congressperson on the line i wrote it down. i went to my internet. and i donated because i felt it was as important if not more so to give to the people that could support obama. >> stephanie: you were a member of steph pac. >> i didn't know that existed. >> does now. >> okay. i gave to -- of course bernie. of course, ellen grayson of course tammy baldwin and -- >> stephanie: you're like sexy liberal. every cause we gave to, won.
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>> elizabeth warren, i couldn't be more delighted. my return for seven or eight people i donated to, i got probably close to six of those in. >> stephanie: wow, you're a much better gambler than sheldon adelson. >> no kidding. >> adelson dove off of the fiscal cliff. >> stephanie: by the way hey guess what. we have a binder full of women in the senate, didn't we? binders full of women. >> at least one is a lesbian. >> one of them is bisexual. >> by the way sasha tweeted at sm show, the pot is mine. i extent by accident. i meant to mail you a box. please mail it back. >> nice try. >> stephanie: kevin in orange county on "the stephanie miller show." welcome. >> caller: hey gang. i love the clean shaven look, chris.
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>> thanks. >> caller: with regards to benghazi, i'm glad you guys have been talking about the tragedies in beirut and lebanon. that's the argument i've been making. there have been seven different american embassies where american lives have been lost over the last five presidents. kenya, tanzania, yemen iran and beirut. the common denominator of all of those is a unifying sadness and anger at the attackers and i i'm not seeing this at all. >> stephanie: kevin they hate the president more than they hate terrorists apparently. >> rational finger pointing i don't understand. >> stephanie: absolutely. >> they're trying to turn it into his 9-11. it is ridiculous. >> stephanie: nice try. okay. hello cellest ina. >> caller: i enjoy your show greatly. >> stephanie: i enjoy your name greatly. >> caller: it is one you don't hear very often.
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>> stephanie: i know it. >> caller: i'm calling because i would like for the united states of america to really spend and -- stand and look in the mirror. we as black african-americans latinos are called minorities. we are not minorities. we are human beings. >> stephanie: thank you. they have to stop calling human beings illegals. >> illegal aliens. god has never created a human being as an illegal alien. and everybody got one heart. everybody got two eyes. two hands. so why are we supposedly minorities? and i think in this last election, if the republicans insist -- they're so christian they believe in god and all of that, god is not a hater. god is love. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: so you don't think that god is going to let love be defeated by hate, do you? >> stephanie: no. that's right.
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>> that's why we won. >> stephanie: you tell it! cellestina nailed it! that was hippy dippy of me, wasn't it? >> a little bit. all of the peace signs. >> stephanie: the medicinal pot. i don't even have a medical problem nor have i ever smoked it. >> you have anxiety and insomnia. that's what it's for. >> stephanie: now i have anxiety over the fact -- >> you told the entire world you have pot at home. martin in albuquerque you're on "the stephanie miller show." welcome. hi martin. >> caller: hi, stephanie how are you? >> stephanie: good. how are you? >> caller: hey, i discovered you guys about seven or eight months ago -- >> stephanie: ah-ha. >> caller: two things. i think you could use a few more fart jokes. but i do appreciate your look of shrillness. i find it refreshing. the reason i why i called -- >> stephanie: my lack of --
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>> caller: you're not shrill enough. jump up and down and show everybody your hair on fire. if you want to compete with fox. but my concern was now that the upper end gerbils are essentially gone, what about the lower end gerbils? the local -- the gohmerts of the world. i think it would be -- i think it would be well advised to target these knuckleheads because 2014, allison is not going to go away. all of the -- adelson is not going to go away. they'll change their tactics. >> stephanie: no. we're moving -- what's the word i'm looking for chris? forward. we're moving forward. >> that's right. >> i don't know if adelson will shell out the big bucks again after having lost all of that money. >> stephanie: yeah. even a gambler is like all right, i'm out! getting up from the craps table. >> the chat room wants to remind you if you don't get rid of the
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pot soon, you're going to turn into -- >> a loser town guy. >> stephanie: okay. out by the dumpsters. >> marijuana ignore is receipts by the -- cigarettes by the waterfall. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. oh boy. vacation week. why are we even here? it is a short week. >> yeah, boss. >> we should have bill press filling in for you. >> yeah. >> stephanie: what's your favorite dangerous '70s toy? >> not that again. >> stephanie: okay. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> this is all very strange. >> i agree. something's not right. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show."
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♪ baby ♪ ♪ baby ♪ ♪ come on, girls ♪ ♪ do you believe in ♪ >> stephanie miller ♪ because i got something to say about it and it goes something like this ♪ ♪ respect yourself ♪ ♪ ready or not express yourself ♪ >> stephanie: 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. toll free from anywhere. paul in orlando. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, paul. >> hi. i had a statement here about the fiscal cliff. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: can we please just go over it. when did we get this thing? 2000 or 2001 from george w. bush. it is 2012. the last vote he got was in 2004. republicans lost in 2006 and 2008. they lied in 2010 and 2012. this is a temporary thing. please let it go over the cliff
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already. please. >> stephanie: patty murray, dick durbin are saying things like that. i know nancy pelosi said she doesn't think we should go over the cliff. even for a month and then you fix, the gdp will be affected. we're always way down -- >> everything that's -- everything that's being affected by this tax rate, this marginal tax rate of -- if this market has dropped in that short of time by that many points that, gets rid -- those people are short sellers. that's it. they're all short sellers not people trying to get retirement banked up, they're not doing anything like that. these are the same people that got money in and out and abandoned the rules and the whole reason that this thing has gone off a cliff the last 12 years is these jerks that we need to ween out. just let them out. hey, can i do a quick benghazi thing? i thought it was good when they said this 9-11 and the terrorist attack -- you know what?
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the only thing we need to pull out of this thing is this statement. republicans think that an intelligence failure on 9-11 led to a terrorist attack that led to the death of four people. and they think that the misrepresentation of that information disqualifies susan rice to represent the united states of america. hey, let them chew on that. >> stephanie: all right. he's a little hyped up today. [ applause ] >> all right. >> stephanie: honestly, susan rice is another example of they're against it because the president is for her. something the president wants. find a way to make her a target. i don't know about this fiscal cliff. i was saying we're held back by the fact we care about the economy and about people. >> it would really hurt the people who can't afford it the most. >> stephanie: they were sounding happy clappy after their meeting friday. a little optimistic. a little optimist cal. >> just like ronnie.
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>> stephanie: my favorite thing i saw a piece of toast. it says republicans 2012. maggie writes steph, i had to write and tell you that you are the best talk show host on the planet. well thank you very much. >> there might be a better one in myanmar. i don't know. >> i can't get enough of your show. she is sad. can you be on 24/7? >> computer says no. >> stephanie: we have a lot of drinking to do. it starts immediately after. all right. by the way i thought i would do a little -- roland started drinking at 11:30 a.m. that day by the way. >> wow. >> all right. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: okay. a man in southern germany has been reunited with his car two years after forgetting where he parked. >> yikes. >> stephanie: that's a night of drinking. >> i'll bet that happens more often than not in germany. >> they like their booze. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ]
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>> stephanie: this is the unwise drunk fact. teen arrested after grabbing twisting top -- don't do that. no. >> when did i send you this story? >> stephanie: awhile ago. [ laughter ] the officer punched him multiple times which i think is going to be want to happen. >> or he gets shot. >> or tazed. >> bro. you're going to get tased. come on. >> don'ts at a me, bro. >> stephanie: refused to back down against his adversarial sign in roswell. officers responded to a report of a man fighting a sign. he appeared to be under the influence of -- >> alcohol. >> stephanie: something. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: maybe it was medicinal marijuana. >> maybe he was an alien in vincent donofrio's skin. >> that will make one look
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drunk. >> stephanie: roswell. see what i did there? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: allen west falls farther behind. re-election prospects grew dimmer yesterday. as a recount of early ballots show him falling further behind his democratic opponent. he's still not conceded yet. >> sounds like he's dimmer. >> all right then. bye-bye now. >> all right. take care, now. bye-bye, then. [door slams] >> loser! >> loser. >> stephanie: watching on television. before we go into the break, i tell chris what i want. what sound effect. when i get to the point when you see me point at chris and then his eyes get really big. he's totally forgotten what i asked him for and then there is this long stretch of time. [ crickets chirping ] >> that being a second and a half. [ crickets chirping ] >> comedy plus tragedy equals -- >> stephanie: timing. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> some people, tragedy equals --
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>> stephanie: i got it. okay. where's my high school educational filmstrip? >> i have that music. ♪ you're either premature or way too late. >> that's what everybody tells me. >> jim, the official historian of "the stephanie miller show." because i just made you that. we like your -- your take on this. the obama administration should model itself after the roosevelt administration during the great depression of world war ii. the head of goldman sachs -- >> not teddy roosevelt. you said the roosevelt. there were two of them. >> stephanie: could i get through this, please. jim knows. he's the official historian. the goldman sachs chief executive said in an opinion piece in the 1930s, there was extreme bitterness between the business community and the roosevelt administration. he wrote corporate executives deplore franklin roosevelt's policies. he said he welcomed their hatred. the two sides worked together
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spurring a colossal increase that lifted the u.s. out of the great depression. he sees a similar opportunity now once the obama administration and the corporate community compromise so as not to derail the recovery. there is more than a trillion dollars of cash sitting on the balance sheets of companies with certainty about tax rates companies will increase their capital expenditures at anemic levels contributing to jobs and growth. your thoughts, jim ward? >> um, yeah. sure. >> stephanie: okay. we were saying they're sitting on a lot of money. why aren't they hiring? >> they have -- historically low tax rates. it is like this hostess story. they're trying to blame unions just like they did for the auto -- situation and the unions are the ones that helped save -- they came together to help in terms -- >> they made a lot of concessions. >> stephanie: thank you. they try to blame the unions for the hostess -- bankruptcy. meanwhile, the ceo during bankruptcy. all of their top executives.
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it is the same thing. >> and during the roosevelt administration, they were -- during -- they took a dollar a year out of -- for national security. >> basically hostess got bained out of business. >> stephanie: there you go. howard in california, you get the last word today. hi howard. >> caller: good morning. how are you guys? >> stephanie: you've got about 30 seconds. >> caller: real quick. we haven't heard a word from mitch mcconnell about his number one goal to replace obama. >> stephanie: epic fail. no lettuce for you. water changed in your terrarium. >> i'm going back to the galapagos islands. >> stephanie: all right. that's it for us. we'll see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show." ñ1cccm01434
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